Sunday, October 23, 2016

Mayamural


Mayamural - mural for the end of the world 2012.

MAYAMURAL, designed by Aleksandra Toborowicz is a wall painting inspired by the Mayan inscription from Tortuguero (Mexico, 7th Century). Tetris and Mayan hieroglyphs in one. The one that is treated as the end of the world on December 21 2012 prophecy. The mural depicts Mayan glyphs in the form of game Tetris, enriching our interpretation of the famous inscription with new meanings.
(quotation from https://www.behance.net/atoborowicz)




Sunday, October 16, 2016

Ekomural


Mural on the wall of (currently non-existing) "Papuamu" eco-restaurant, made in 2012. Zabłocie district of Cracow, Poland.

A mix of a leaf and a map of the Zabłocie area in Cracow. The painted red points in the middle of map refers to cultural places located in Zabłocie, such as: museums, galleries, studios, other murals, installations and sculptures in a public space. The leaf structure promotes healthy food and ecology. (via Behance.net)
Project: Aleksandra Toborowicz & Artur Wabik
Realisation: Paulina Lichwicka, Weronika Kasprzyk, Joanna Róg-Ociepka, Ola Piórek, Karolina Źrebiec, Weronika Piórek, Aleksandra Toborowicz, Artur Wabik.




Monday, October 10, 2016

Door XVII

Building at 18 Józefińska St., old Podgórze district of Cracow, Poland.

In the years 1941-1943, it was the seat of the Jewish Social Self-Help, appointed at the very beginning of the war. Near-by, at no. 22, there was a day care centre for children aged 6-14.
During the ghetto's elimination, in March 1943, the German occupiers murdered all children from the centre. Some time before, the same fate had befallen the little residents of the orphanage, located at nos. 31 and 41 (today, the latter house does not exist) Józefińska Street subsequently.

During one of the displacements, in October 1942, its children were sent to death camps. At the head of the column of children marching to the railway station were the orphanage's director, Anna Feuerstein, and Dawid Kurzmann, who devoted his whole life to his pupils, much like Janusz Korczak. Despite the Germans' suggestion, they did not stay in the ghetto, but instead set off with the children on their last way. 

(citation from Magic Cracow)